January 10, 2007 Subject:
Sound quality very good here. "LLR" sticks out with a very "home on the prairie" sound towards the end, complements of Matt Kelly's harmonica. Dave Ellis plays nicely throughout, integrating what would become a staple element to the Dog's sound--the sax. IMO, the sax playing really expanded RD's ability to smoothly shift between songs. It's at this point in '97 when RD begins to really open the Dead songbook. And this show is an excellent example of that. It's a somewhat short set, not too much jamming, but cleanly played and fun. An enjoyable listen, if not a necessary download.